The Globe's arts correspondent Peter Grant catches up with a merry band of Wirral actors.

WIRRAL'S award-winning theatre company Off the Ground is thrilled to bring live theatre to North West audiences again.

Now Wirral Arts Ambassdor OFG are heading back to outdoor venues throughout August with The Adventures of Robin Hood.

The West Kirby-Based innovators have been specialising in adventure stories for the past few years, with touring productions such as Sinbad, Around the World in 80 Days, Zorro and The Musketeers bringing swathes of swashbuckling and sword fighting to ever-growing audiences across the UK and Ireland.

Wirral Globe:

Cast rehearse for Off the Ground Theatre's production of 'The Adventures of Robin Hood'

This has included working with emerging talent across Merseyside.

An OFG spokesman told the Globe: ''It's been a tricky 16 months or so for all theatres across the UK, with many having struggled beyond reckoning.

''As things ease up, OTG couldn’t be more pleased to finally be taking another production on our much-loved summer tour of the north west.

''A combination of Covid and Brexit means that our usual Irish leg is out of the question for this summer at least, but that hasn’t dampened any spirits as we come roaring toward our tour of The Adventures of Robin Hood.

''Our family-friendly adventure story is full of laughs and epic fights, just as an OTG show should be.''

Founded in 1994, Off the Ground Theatre has taken outdoor shows on tours of the UK and wider Europe for more than 20 years. From the writings of Shakespeare to Terry Pratchett.

Off the Ground Theatre Tour Dates start at 7.30pm, or as otherwise stated: W Aug 18

  • Wednesday, August 18: Queens Park, Meols
  • Friday, August 20: Plas Newyadd Llangollen
  • Saturday, August 21: Gawthorpe Hall, Burnley (6.30pm)
  • Sunday, August 22: Claremont Farm, Aug 22 (6,30pm)
  • Tuesday, August 24: Isla Gladstone, Liverpool
  • Wednesday, August 25: Birkenhead Priory
  • Thursday, August 26: Burton Manor, Wirral
  • Friday, and Saturday, August 27 and 28: Royden Park, Wirral
  • Sunday, August 29: Gordale Garden Centre, Wirral (6.30pm).

Tickets are £12 Adults, £10 Concessions and £5 Under 21s.

Pre-booking from is strongly advised, as tickets are limited at all venues.

Some may be available on the door.